Gallardo LP vs non-LP

Gallardo LP vs non-LP

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andrew

8,768 posts

136 months

Wednesday 14th August
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indeed. there was even a little wrinkling on that 7k example above
some alcantara bucket seat interiors have aged a lot better

RT964

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164 posts

22 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Not seen any with the Alcantara seat option. Have got that on my 991 and the seats do wear well (although the Alcantara steering wheel does need cleaning quite often !).

Adz man

317 posts

103 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Looking at a seat like that sends shivers through me. I guess that issue can be sorted easy enough but does the wear and tear tie up with the stated mileage?

A good PPI is a must as I’m sure you know.


70proof

5,836 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th August
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That soft Italian leather stretches and hence how the seats look... Worse with heated seats and owner use of this.... The cross stitched seats wear much better

Re that car, yes, unlikely a main dealer would sell it unless a goodun but will make resale difficult even if you get it services regularly given it was a six year gap

I don't think they need to be serviced yearly if not tracked and low miles, mine is serviced every 18 to 24 months.... Hot hatches are stressed to almost 200bhp/litre and high revs and they don't need a service every month!!! If you seldom are at the red line, cannot see oil degradation occurring with a couple of thousand miles

Edited by 70proof on Wednesday 14th August 21:39

70proof

5,836 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th August
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RT964 said:
Not seen any with the Alcantara seat option. Have got that on my 991 and the seats do wear well (although the Alcantara steering wheel does need cleaning quite often !).
The only non Superleggera/perf cars with a factory alcantara interior were the anniversario LE cars

EpsomJames

752 posts

190 months

Thursday
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The alcantara (and carbon bucket seats) are magnificent on the Superleggera. They just don’t wear at all, far more supportive than the standard seats and actually comfortable (unlike the buckets they put in the Performante).

andrew

8,768 posts

136 months

Thursday
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70proof said:
RT964 said:
Not seen any with the Alcantara seat option. Have got that on my 991 and the seats do wear well (although the Alcantara steering wheel does need cleaning quite often !).
The only non Superleggera/perf cars with a factory alcantara interior were the anniversario LE cars
alcantara was a £1198.50 option in 2007 - i specified it on my spyder before it became an sl tongue out

RT964

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164 posts

22 months

Thursday
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Something to keep an eye out for, although I think it'll be more of a "nice to have" and not a "must have". Think it's more important to find a clean and tidy one with the right history.

clewsey

66 posts

55 months

Thursday
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I’ve got both my LP (2013/63) Gallardo Performante in white with full Lamborghini service history from new for sale with the all important clutch readings and other data for sale together with a Gallardo Superleggera (2007) in Grigio Telesto with comprehensive history and clutch readings taken. I’m selling for a house move. I prefer the sound of the Non LP if I’m honest but both are solid and reliable cars. A Lamborghini dealer won’t give a Lamborghini warranty, they’ll provide something like an RAC warranty which will be limited.

I’ve had my 2007 for over 4 years and it’s been bullet proof. The cars are not fragile, just need the yearly maintenance. Clutches are hardier in the later LP cars but my 2007 is only on 1.9mm of wear since I’ve owned from 2015 (30% worn approx).

Happy to speak if you want to know more and can go into more detail. Just message me. Thanks
Simon